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>> good morning everyone. it is 5 o'clock on this wednesday december 17. we're following breaking news right now. >> two burglars barricaded themselves inside a target store. we're live at that scene. >> a local community comes together and tries to cope with the loss of six people in a terrifying murder spree. >> nascar star is due back in a delaware court this morning. >> rain has moved out. let's go to david and karen. good morning. >> all right, guys, satellite shows you that there is still a lot of cloud cover but radar is tracking that rain leaving the area. there's some additional precipitation out to the west but this is falling apart and mainly tracking to our north so what we're looking at is clouds early but some of those breaks in the clouds down to the southwest eventually working their way in. might see some sunshine fairly quickly today. i think there's a better chance of more of that as the day goes on. 42 is your current temperature. that's about 10 degrees better than this time yesterday so that mild air that you felt yesterday afternoon is still in place. 43 in allentown, 40 in wilmington, 44 in sea isle city. as we dress the kids we are
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looking at coat so. they're fairly heavy this morning for those temperatures in the low 40's. this afternoon for a little bit they might be able to ease back on the gear because we're looking for improvement. as for temperatures as we look ahead 38 degrees by 6 o'clock, 40 degrees o on the bus stop. later today we get the numbers rising. 44 by 9 o'clock. 51 as soon as noon and then 52 slots in -- oops, don't have my drawing in there, 52 at 2 o'clock. still holding onto 50 by 3 o'clock and then back down to 44 by noon. a weekend storm on the way. doesn't look like a major hit but some of you could smicketsed precipitation and karen details on that coming up. >> all right dave. we have an early morning accident new in maple shade burlington county. the ramp from east main street to 73 northbound is now closed in this area. you've got to use the ramps from kings highway or 130 instead so watch for this accident early this morning in maple shade closing a ramp to 73 northbound. we've got construction here in new castle county. this is 495 southbound past
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route 13. this is until noon. they're blocking two right lanes. expect slowing and delays with that one during the morning rush. it's early out there. not a lot of people out there. roads still a little damp from yesterday. this is chadds ford delaware county. not the fog we saw yesterday just a little damp in some spots and as david said temperatures still well above freezing. we don't have any issues with slick conditions. looking pretty good. one issue, a downed pole from an earlier accident on chestnut tree road. stick to 345 as your alternate, matt. >> thanks karen. breaking right now, police are surrounded a local target store where burglars broke in overnight and they may still be hiding inside right now. "action news" reporter katherine scott is live at the store in northeast philadelphia to bring us the latest. katherine. >> reporter: that's right, matt, police believe two burglars are still hiding somewhere inside this store but of course it is a huge store. there are a lot of hiding places, so this is an
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intensive process as they try to track down these burglars. the exits have been blocked. you might even hear the dogs barking from time to time. the canine units have been brought in to search the store but they also have to search the store with officers as well because there are just simply some spots the canines can't get to. the fire department did have a ladder positioned on the roof so officers could be up there to block that escape route as well. there have been six other burglaries at targets in pennsylvania so the state police put together a task force. they along with philadelphia police are investigating to see if this one is connected to those other burglaries. this latest one happened here at this target on the 11,000 block of roosevelt boulevard in northeast philadelphia and police were called by target security around 1:15 a.m. a silent alarm went off and when officers got here, they saw the back door was sawed open, insulation was pulled from the door. there was a hole that was
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about three fight by 3 feet. the fire department positioned a ladder on the roof because when officers arrived, they actually spotted at least one of the burglars on the roof but when those officers -- when he spotted those officers, he had run back inside the store. there is some activity happening here. police are telling to us move back a little bit. so, it's unclear what exactly is happening live on scene here so you might want to take that live picture just because we are waiting to see if anybody was captured inside the store. of course this is a developing story. target employees, when they arrived here, saw those -- viewed the security monitors and they actually saw the suspects running around inside the store. they were trying to hide in a storage area. at one point they cut the wires to one of the surveillance cameras that were being monitored. so, this looks like that these men have experience in this. they did say that there was a possibility that they were connected to these six other
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burglaries but again we're monitoring the scene right now. we're backing up the police vehicle here up to the door so we're not sure if they're going to be taking anybody out of the store at this time. so, we will keep you updated here and bring you any updates as we get them. we are live in northeast philadelphia. katherine scott, channel6 "action news." >> okay, katherine thank you for that. we know you'll stay on those developments. a community in montgomery county is coming together after a killing spree and a manhunt. authorities found bradley stone's body yesterday afternoon. police say he killed his ex-wife and five of her relatives. erin o'hearn has been on this story. she joins us live at the big board. she's got more. good morning, erin. >> good morning, tam. there are so many tragic parts to the story. perhaps the most heartbreaking there are two little girls who no longer have parents. the body of 35-year-old former marine reservist bradley stone was found in this wooded area and that's about a half a mile away from his pennsburg home.
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apparently he had stabbed himself to death after first killing his ex-wife, nicole, and five of his former in-laws and nicole stone had told neighbors that she feared one day her ex-husband would kill her. bradley stone faced several driving under the influence charges but montgomery county d.a. risa vetri furman said there was no evidence that suffered from posttraumatic stress disorder. he did not physically harm the girls during this killing spree in fact, he left them at a neighbor's house after he murdered their mother. now several hundred people gathered at the emanuel lutheran church in souderton last night. they prayed for the six people killed in the mass murder along with the lone survivor anthony flick. >> we appreciate the support from everybody. words just can't describe what we feel or how any of this. >> now a go fund me account has been started for 17-year-old flick.
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the account has raised about $10,000 so far. tam, back to you. >> okay, erin thank you for that. and we continue to cover all the angles of the montgomery county murder spree on we have been bringing you live streaming video as updates come in and alerting you to new details as soon as they break. >> happening today, a preliminary hearing for the tractor-trailer driver who caused a deadly pileup in berks county. 50-year-old steven bernie faces two counts of homicide by vehicle. investigators say he was asleep at the wheel when his big rig plowed into nine cars. the vehicles were all waiting at a stop light on route 222. two people were killed. >> a hearing for nascar driver kurt busch resumes this morning in kent county delaware. his former girlfriend wants nothing to do with him. she's asking a delaware judge to order that he cut off all contact. the two were in a dover courtroom last night. patricia driscoll was on the stand for five hours. she says bush choked her at
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the dover international speed way in september. in addition to having no contact with each other driscoll wants the nascar superstar to undergo a psychiatric evaluation. bush's lawyers have denied the allegations. philadelphia's newest tourist attraction will take visitors to the top of one liberty place. mayor michael nutter announced plans for an observation deck. it is expected to open up next summer. >> let's go back to that live picture in northeast philadelphia outside of a target. katherine scott was there as a police van backed towards the front doors of this target on the 11,000 block of the roosevelt boulevard and katherine tells us that two guys were just brought out believed to be the burglars that were hiding inside this store all this time. they are sitting in that police van right now. this was a task force operation and they're saying that these burglars actually have done this before at other
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targets. they might have been hiding in the heating ducts and other areas of the store but somehow police were successful in flushing them out. they were just placed in that van. we'll have a live report from katherine scott coming up in a few moments but a resolution to a burglary case in northeast philadelphia and you basically saw it live here on channel 6. >> all right, let's turn now to dave murphy to talk about today's accuweather. >> storm tracker 6 live double scan shows us that we are dry for a change. stepping outside we got sky 6 and we have clouds overhead but we'll probably get some sunny breaks later on in the morning and even more of them later this afternoon. 42 degrees right now in philadelphia, so milder than it was this time yesterday. 43 in allentown. satellite and radar showing you the rain from yesterday leaving right as accuweather said it would and now we're seeing breaks in the clouds so we expect to transition from maybe some patchy fog this morning and cloud cover to breaks of sunshine and perhaps a little bit more sunshine later. now, i'm going mostly cloudy in allentown with the understanding that later in the day you may see a bit more
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sunshine, highs in the 40's there. 52 in atlantic city, a mix of clouds and sun and breezy conditions across the region including down the shore. in philadelphia another mild high of 52. we'll probably hit that around wouldy 2 o'clock this afternoon. winds will be gusting out of the west at 25 miles per hour and we'll feel those numbers drop pretty quickly as we go later into the afternoon and evening. 40 degrees by 8 o'clock, 50 by 11 o'clock. there's that high of 52 by 2 o'clock. by 5 o'clock we could be back to 46 and down to about 44 by 6 o'clock. the mild air is in place up until about 3 o'clock, 3:30. tomorrow breezy with a high of 46 degrees. high pressure out to the west will get in here on friday and knock those winds down a little bit but for thursday that flow between the low and the high will make it rather chilly tomorrow. highs in the mid 40's and wind chills making it feel like it's in there 30's. your seven-day from accuweather, 52 today, breezy and mild. tomorrow brisk and feeling chillier with a high of 46 degrees. wind chill in the 30's for most of the way. then we get into friday and
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we're staying chilly 43 degrees there. on saturday 40 degrees and we do have a southern system coming at us that is probably going to bring us a little bit of rain late in the day and it could be wet snow in the northern and western suburbs. then we transition into sunday and we're probably looking the possibility of rain with wet snow in the northern and western suburbs. 42 degrees. it does not look like it's going to be a major hit for us and any snow we do get in the northern and western suburbs will probable be fairly light. nonetheless saturday night into sunday morning in particular you want to be careful driving as there could be some sip plea spots. we'll let you know if there are any changes. next round of rain appears to be tuesday night into christmas eve wednesday. >> okay. >> rain. >> okay. >> thank you david. 5:11 now and coming up on "action news," new information on that mass can kerr is -- massacre at a pakistani school. >> talk is swirling about two republicans who it looked like they're looking to run for president in 2016. karen. >> we're looking live at 202
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just past 401. no overnight construction in the ongoing work zone here. looking pretty good. we're going to check out northern montgomery county when we come back. >> and we've said this before, we'll say it again. the flyers are lucky that the "action news" will be right back. [laughter] >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> welcome back. you're taking a live look here sky 6 hd there at the airport. right now it's 5:14, 45 degrees. some of the roads still a little damp but at least it's clear for now. >> speaking of which, karen rogers, that's your duty. >> it's my job, that's right and right now it's pretty
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easy. let's check the suburbs as you're headed out the door. we're going to look live north wales montgomery county stump road at county line road. the roads are still a little wet at this point but looking pretty good. visibility in this area looks pretty good. let's check the latest visibility reports, though. we do have a touch of fog in some spots, 4-mile visibility at philadelphia international airport. 3-mile visibility in wilmington. 3-mile in wildwood but not as nearly as foggy as it was yesterday morning so looking pretty good right there. i do want to go ahead and take a look at the commuter traffic report though because we found some people complaining about the fog. you know how people like to complain but we can look here east butler pike in upper dublin someone talking about the fog there as well as many other areas around the region. this one on susquehanna road near fort washington. that's probably the main issue for some people other than the wet roads at this point. chestnut tree road closed near manor accident. an accident in chester county. this is in elverson. if you're in this area you can't use chestnut tree road. you got to stick to 345 which
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is bull town road instead of that one. and i told you about this problem in maple shade. we had a ramp closed to 73 northbound because of an accident here. the ramp from east main street. but the accident just cleared. they reopened that ramp. things are looking a little better there as you head out the door. let's bring in the temperatures. look at these mild conditions. as we said no worries with any slick roads. 42 degrees in quakertown. it's 38 in saint davids but 42 degrees in center city. 43 in browns mills and 42 in dover. we are on the mild side today, matt and tam. >> okay, thank you, karen. so much sadness this morning in pakistan where there are mass funerals. 142 people, most of them children were mass massacred yesterday. it announced an end to the moratorium on the death penalty for terrorism cases. seven taliban gunmen carried out the carnage yesterday morning. students were gunned down and some of the female teachers were burned alive.
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the attack was the deadliest slaughter of innocent in the country. army commandos fought the taliban in a day long battle. the attackers were killed. jeb bush posted on facebook yesterday that he has "decided to actively explore the possibility of running for president of the united states." the 61-year-old served two terms as florida governor. he is the son and brother of two republican presidents. now he could be facing some competition in his own backyard. sources say marco rubio is also thinking about announcing a possible bid. >> flyers continue their descent to the bottom of the eastern conference. wayne simmonds hit one in against the lightning last night giving the flyers a one to nothing lead. but in the second period tampa bay strikes back and scored
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two more unanswered goals. the eagles getting ready to face the redskins in washington and will once again have to try to keep former eagle desean jackson out of the end zone. lesean mccoy remains very tight with his former teammate. yesterday mccoy gave us his jackson imitation. >> this is the jack that i know from five years old ago. throw we the ball. mccoy, i'm open. >> eagles redskins saturday night and hopefully the eagles win and make the playoffs. >> that would be good. >> it is now 5:18. still to come on "action news." more storms are on the way for southern california. the weather in our area. we'll be right back.
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a second significant rainstorm in a week has caused flooding throughout southern california. >> wow, they're little to be on that boat by themselves. >> no life preserver, either. >> let's take a look outside on the roosevelt boulevard here at fox street. damp here but no problems between oxford circle and the schuylkill. you're looking pretty good this morning. just some construction blocking one lane in each direction here in hamilton township atlantic county on route 40 near mays landing so watch for that. it should wrap up in about another 40 minutes and mass transit's on time, dave. >> all right, we are actually not too bad out there right now, karen. not a lot of wind just yet and temperatures in the low 40's in much of the region and we'll be up to 44 by 9 o'clock. after that, 51 by noon, 50 by 3 o'clock. it's going to be similar as to yesterday. we'll get another high around 52 and we'll hit that around 2 o'clock but there is going to be a stronger breeze blowing today. we could get gusts up to 20, 25 miles per hour at times. some sun returns as the day goes on. let's give you a quick look at
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the national radar. we still have those storms coming into the west coast up and down the state of california. a little bit of precip up in portland and up towards seattle and some of that pinwheeling precipitation through toronto boston looks like florida is fine, texas clearing out fairly well as well and on the big board at the airport this morning we're hoping for all green aircraft which means no major delays and that's what we've got. in boston some rain so perhaps delays up there later on. always a a good idea to check with your airline. >> thanks, david. a young boy who was an honorary member of the washington township fire department in south jersey will be given the honor of a firefighter funeral. a viewing was held last night for seven-year-old aiden riebel. he lost his battle with cancer last week. aiden struggle won the hearts of fire departments across the u.s. and the world. when they heard about his dream of becoming a firefighter they placed his name on their official rosters. >> some sort of outbreak has a suburban school district in suburban chicago doing a lot of scrubbing. on monday about 600 student
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and staff called out sick. all 10 of the districts elementary and middle schools underwent a deep clean yesterday. the district advises students any other to come back to school until their flu like symptoms are gone for at least a fuel day. school officials say they do not believe they'll need to close schools today but they're keeping a close eye on attendance numbers. >> 5:23. we continue to follow breaking news. brand new video just in showing the moment police loaded two suspected target burglars into a police van. it happened minutes ago. katherine scott is at the scene. we'll have brand new at 5:30 a.m. >> ♪
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>> new this morning investigators are looking for the cause of a fire that broke out on the front porch on a house in the city's parkside neighborhood. the location is the 5400 block of west girard avenue. firefighters arrived at 2:30 this morning to find flames on the front door and porch. they quickly put the fire out. there are no reports of injuries. >> ♪ >> in the morning buzz we're talking about the residence of a small minnesota town who made eight christmas habit to help a fellow resident who is fighting cancer. they raise money by doing a nearly naked calendar. so the neighbors, the friends all the folks across town who want to get in on it, you see it there, they're naked. they have some strategically located props. >> tastefully done. >> but they're having a good time and it's all for a good cause for somebody named tony
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p.a. leta diagnosed with cancer back in 2010 and all proceeds go to help tony and the care. wow. a great time there in minnesota. >> i'm going to leave it at that. >> yeah. >> 5:27. new jersey officially stopped giving red light cameras the green light. find out why the program came to a halt overnight. >> we'll get a live update on our breaking news. police say they have just caught two suspected target burglars. new video is minutes away when "action news" comes right back. >> ♪ so, your mom and i thought you might like this.
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>> break right now, brazen bandits in custody. a police task force foils a heist at a major retail store less than a week before christmas. we're live -- actually more than a week before christmas. we're live on the scene. >> violent bandit is on the loose attacking a man moments after taking his money. >> one of the strangest computer hacking cases has the potential to take a dangerous turn. >> good morning. turn. december 17. i'm tamala edwards along with matt o'donnell. let's go right over to dave murphy and karen rogers. they've got the latest in your
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weather and traffic. good morning. >> hi, matt. all right. so, we have rain. it is out of here just as accuweather said it would. now there's cloud cover overhead but you're starting to see some holes in the clouds open up. we'll see some sunshine early and i think there's a better chance of more of that later this afternoon. temperatures aren't bad either. we have slipped to 41 degrees but 41 is something like eight or 9 degrees milder than it was this time yesterday so not too bad. winds are light which is also good. 43 in allentown, from 40 wilmington, and 44 in sea isle city. if you're dressing the kids i'm recommending a decent coat this morning. this afternoon they might be able to ease back on the gear once they get home from school if they're out and about doing something later because we are going to see those numbers come up at least for a time this afternoon. that break is coming, kids. not too much school from we get the break. 41 degrees on storm tracker 6 app on the smartphone. by 8 o'clock probably dipping to about 40 but then by noon 51 and by 3 o'clock 50. your high today is going to be 52 and we'll probably


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